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Carbon71
09-05-2004, 10:10 AM
New Ambient Occlusion shader at flay:
http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.CFM?ID=2030

Anyone using this this?
Think its any better than gmil?

In my test sebastion's ao shader was just a little faster than a background radiosity render (though I dont usually need ground planes in my renders).

What are you guys using to do radiosity/occlusion passes in Lightwave?
Can anyone share thier work flow? I'd love to have a fast solution to add this to my pipeline.

Carbon

ingo
09-05-2004, 10:20 AM
I guess good ol' spinning lights are still the most used, for the lazy guys/girls with Eki's Overcaster, or more sophisticated and better quality with ShadowDesigner. Me thinks that depends on the scene and the lighting what you use.

wacom
09-10-2004, 11:57 PM
Try this plug-in. It works very well and is much faster in many instances than other GI solutions. Download it NOW.

barnabythebear
09-13-2004, 10:50 AM
Hiya,

I'm not sure if this will be helpfull, but here are some samples done with Electric Image and it's Occlusion shader. I though these images were quite cool for seeing what Occlusion was useful for:

http://www1.linkclub.or.jp/~inosuke/html/konkeptoine/occlusion/enomoto_san.html

Thanks


nige.

Carbon71
09-13-2004, 10:55 AM
wow. that is cool. The occlusion shader is real good. looks like radiosity. I havent been as pleased with gmil and this new AO shader. they seem more like putting shadows in cracks. That AE shader seems to really get the subtle shadering around areas like R2D2's feet where the cords are.
Im still sticking with a background radiosity pass or spinning light for now.

Thanks man,
Carbon

wacom
09-13-2004, 11:21 AM
This is the link I ment to put in! This one is much better than gmil, faster and much more flexable. Give it a try.

http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/~goetsch/AmbOcc/

Titus
09-13-2004, 03:00 PM
New Ambient Occlusion shader at flay:
http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.CFM?ID=2030

Anyone using this this?
Think its any better than gmil?

Carbon

Check this thread:

http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=28049